Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Classic Rock Now

This weekend saw the launch the second annual Meadows Music Festival in Queens by Citi Field. Founders Entertainment, the production and promotion company also responsible for the city’s annual Randall’s Island summer bash Governors Ball, has approached the business adding to New York’s annual festival load very carefully. By nudging …

Hüsker Dü Co-founder and Drummer Grant Hart Dead at 56

Grant Hart, co-founder and drummer for the seminal Minnesota hardcore band Hüsker Dü, has died at 56 after a months-long battle with kidney cancer. Variety first reported the news, which was later confirmed by the band’s publicist, as well as front man Bob Mould. “Grant Hart was a gifted visual …

All 274 Jay-Z Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

If Jay-Z had his way back in 1996, this list would be too brief to warrant compiling. The skinny kid from Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects intended to drop just one album — a musical I was here statement — before partnering with a major label and falling back into a comfy …

Your Guide to All of the Bands in Twin Peaks

If only we were all so lucky to have a venue like the Roadhouse in our hometowns. While Angelo Badalamenti’s iconic Twin Peaks compositions were, quite sadly, not as prevalent as we would’ve liked throughout Showtime’s epic The Return (opening theme notwithstanding), there was a repeated musical pattern that emerged …

Thundercat on Drunk, Anime, and Video Games

Photo: Daniel Boczarski/Getty s for Sundance Film Festival It’s as good a time as ever to be Thundercat. Born Stephen Bruner, the Los Angeles artist has been described as a prodigy by the likes Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, and Erykah Badu, all whom have collaborated with the genre-blurring bassist/producer/keyboardist/guitarist/singer. Thundercat’s …

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Almost 9 Years In Prison

Video After The Jump LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be …

The Prodigy’s The Fat of the Land Still Feels Like a New World

Photo: Prodigy/XL Recordings Crossing over is never easy, but its difficulty can be rewarding. Since the ’60s, popular music has been immeasurably enriched by the exchange between the United States and the United Kingdom: sharing a common language and roughly equal in inventiveness, the musicians the two nations have created …

What It Means to Be Halsey

Halsey has an idea. In fact, she’s practically swarming with them, because it’s one those days when the artist born Ashley Frangipane has been unkindly referred to as “extra.” Since this is the part the story that she ten feels irritated by, perhaps it’s best to get it out the …